- a point placed after a note or rest, to indicate that the duration of the note or rest is to be increased one half. A double dot further increases the duration by one half the value of the single dot.
- a point placed under or over a note to indicate that it is to be played staccato.
verb (used with object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
verb (used without object), dot·ted, dot·ting.
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Idioms for dot
Origin of dot1
OTHER WORDS FROM dotdotlike, adjectivedotter, noun
Definition for dot (2 of 4)
noun Civil Law.
Origin of dot2
OTHER WORDS FROM dotdo·tal [doht-l], /ˈdoʊt l/, adjective
Definition for dot (3 of 4)
Definition for dot (4 of 4)
Example sentences from the Web for dot
A light system projects a series of dots on the inside of the pads and a camera to observe how the pads deform when it picks up an object.Toyota’s robotic butler will serve you from the ceiling|Stan Horaczek|October 3, 2020|Popular Science
They come in over 20 patterns including sunflowers, polka dots, leopard print, roses, and more.Smartwatch accessories to give your high-tech friends and family|PopSci Commerce Team|October 1, 2020|Popular Science
If the dots disagreed with that decision, her brain didn’t put in an effort.Confidence can make you miss important information|Bethany Brookshire|October 1, 2020|Science News For Students
That lets grocery sellers join the dots between ads and sales in realtime, and adjust their strategies to maximize ROI, even in a rapidly changing retail environment.
If you see the dot, it means an app is accessing your iPhone’s phone or camera.iPhone’s new ‘orange dot’ feature warns you when an app is listening|Jeff|September 17, 2020|Fortune
You have had dotter practice, which is practically the same thing.The Battleship Boys in Foreign Service|Frank Gee Patchin
The dotter has no business striping or ornamenting the modern cutter or sleigh.Practical Carriage and Wagon Painting|Mayton Clarence Hillick
Any woman what'd leave a po' li'l mite lak dat to perish to death ain't fitten t' be no dotter o' mine.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States|Work Projects Administration
British Dictionary definitions for dot (1 of 2)
- the symbol (·) placed after a note or rest to increase its time value by half
- this symbol written above or below a note indicating that it must be played or sung staccato
- the symbol (.) indicating multiplication or logical conjunction
- a decimal point
verb dots, dotting or dotted
Derived forms of dotdotter, noun
Word Origin for dot
British Dictionary definitions for dot (2 of 2)
Derived forms of dotdotal (ˈdəʊtəl), adjective
Word Origin for dot
Medical definitions for dot
Scientific definitions for dot
Idioms and Phrases with dot
In addition to the idiom beginning with dot
- dot the i's and cross the t's
- on the dot
- sign on the dotted line